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Are You David or Goliath? Do Something Teeny Today
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. – Frank A. Clark
Daily Habits are small constructive actions done on a routine basis that quickly give you a sense of accomplishment and forward momentum. Daily habits form a foundation upon which major change takes place. What action, if taken on a regular basis, would make a difference for you? (at the end of the post there's a free worksheet to download).
Here's an example, drawn from the the book The Slight Edge: if you ate a cheeseburger everyday of your life, what would your health be like in 20 years? What if you did ten minutes of light exercise everyday for 20 years?What would you accumulate?
I use these sheets for: exercise, these blog postings, homework from my coach ... everything and anything. They keep me on track and keep me moving forward.
Tip #1: Instead of shaming yourself for days you don't do the habit, just watch and learn. For instance: I see a pattern in the days that I'm doing my exercising and it tells me where I need to expand.
Tip #2: Put the worksheet up on a wall. Someplace that will jog your memory.
Tip #3: If you have something like exercises (I have them for my back) staple the worksheet to one side of a manila file folder, and the exercise sheets to the other side of the folder. Use colorful folders!
Tip #4: New habit? Make it small. 5 minutes. Do-able. 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 5 weeks. That will establish the habit!
Let me know if this helps! I'd love your feedback, suggestions, and ideas!
Here's the FREE Daily Habits Worksheet to get you moving forward! (it's just a PDF, no surprises, no email lists, just my gift to you).
It is Free